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Re: What to do about spam in debian-user [was: Your Password Reset Link from CorrLinks]


On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 08:21:00AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Thursday 21 February 2019 03:59:37 tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 11:45:50AM +0300, Reco wrote:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > > You can also help us by bouncing (as in mutt) spam to
> > > report-listspam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >

> This _might_ be a good idea, if that address took forwards. My incoming 
> chain does not include the ability to do other than accept, then divert 
> to /var/mail/virii or /dev/null. But my one attempt to forward to that 
> address when debians poor spam/viri filters failed often enough to get 
> my attention several years ago, resulted in its being bounced back to me

There's a difference between 'Forward' and 'Bounce'. That e-mail is for bounces.

> Don't give me, or my current ISP a hard time because their spam filtering 
> is far better ...  using barracuda

LOL. Did you mean *this* Barracuda - [1]?
The thing's a best possible example of how you *do not* filter spam

> I believe, or they'll put it in 
> a spam folder, but thats rare, 4 to 10 msgs a day.

Here (office, not this MTA) we have 1 (that's 'one') per week if we're
lucky (and on unlucky weeks it's exactly 0). And yes, it's Amavisd +
SpamAssassin + Greylistd.


[1] http://www.dontbouncespam.org/